Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2019) grand opened its doors at Dubai World Trade Center located in the UAE. The show will run for five days, from Oct. 6 to 10.

The exhibition features a wide range of products and technologies, ranging from home appliances centered on ICT to telecommunications equipment, IT, and Industry 4.0.

This year, 5G, future transportation, smart cities, robots, and AI have become the main topics for the global companies to enter the Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian markets.

More than 4,500 companies from 140 countries participated, and the exhibition officials predicted that about 100,000 people will be visiting the show.

In addition, 5G technologies and future transportation took over the major spots in the show, and AI and various robot technologies used in daily life were also of interest.

In addition, smart city solutions in city-scale and Smart Dubai exhibition hall geared towards paperless digitalization by 2021 received attention from the visitors.

A total of 63 Korean startups supported by startup support groups from Sogang University, Soongsil University, and Yonsei University exhibited at the show. Some of the companies include Farmpro, Eney, BAE Lab, Inpro, WeAreFriends, Macurator, Dogugonggan, FourWheels, Mobiletech and VillageBaby.

The opening keynote on the first day of the event was presented by Tyler Shultz, a whistleblower at the blood diagnosis kit startup company Theranos with the lecture title “An ethical dilemma – When to say enough is enough”.